Plant Health Care Technician: Noxious Weeds & Turf

Those pretty, purple flowers in the long grass? Thistle. Cute little yellow flowers in the lawn? Dandelions. And those annoying seeds that stick to your shoelaces after walking through a meadow? Houndstongue. If you’re an experienced plant health care CO or QS, you know this and much, much more about the weeds that are invading our landscapes and choking out the native grasses. And if you’re looking to start a career with endless work and possibility for growth, we can train you and help you become a certified operator and then qualified supervisor. The weeds are growing, as is our company, and we are looking for individuals to join our plant health care team.

You’ll spend your days being active outside while working in the most beautiful vistas throughout the Vail Valley, many of which are seldom seen by the general public. One day, you may be treating manicured turf at an estate in a gated community; then, the next, working in a native area on the side of a mountain hunting down emerging weeds. Your season will start in April, depending of course on the weather; and we will keep you busy through December or until the snow flies, intersecting perfectly with winter work at the ski areas.

You will also be responsible for driving and operating a variety of equipment including our unmistakable, state-of-the-art plant health care trucks, which you may have seen driving up and down the valley, as well as UTVs, and other vehicles. And most importantly, you’ll be a part of an extraordinary team of individuals that was voted among the best home service businesses in the valley by the readers of the Vail Daily.

Pay depends on experience and we offer ample opportunity to increase your wage and grow professionally through in-house and outside training that we will pay for and pay you to complete! Sound good? Reach out today to or call 970-401-0274.

the basics

  • Employer: Old Growth Tree Service
  • Location: Gypsum, CO
  • Status: Full Time/Seasonal
  • Skill Level: Entry Level & Experienced
  • Salary: $25-32 per hour, DOE


  • Performing noxious weed treatments, turf fertilization and weed treatments, as well as occasional deep root injections, watering, and other PHC services.
  • Communicating with clients in the field and our operations team to provide the highest level of customer service
  • Performing daily inspections of equipment and vehicles to ensure PHC trucks and equipment are prepared, filled, and refueled for each workday
  • Performing basic maintenance of equipment and tools
  • Preparing and maintaining records of herbicide use as well as tracking forms, work orders, and equipment maintenance records
  • Prepare and post public notices for pesticide applications or PHC treatments.
  • Preparing and posting public notices for pesticide applications or PHC treatments
  • Preparing pesticide sprays and other PHC solutions for treatments
  • Driving specialized PHC trucks to various work sites
  • This is a sampling of responsibilities. A complete job description will be provided during the hiring process.


  • You will perform services for a wide variety of clients in diverse locations from private gardens and backyards, to public spaces, or remote areas.
  • The majority of work time is spent in the field operating machinery or hand tools, performing PHC/arboricultural services, clean-up, and being courteous to customers.
  • Some of your time will be spent indoors to complete paperwork, and attend meetings and trainings.


  • A strong work ethic, positive attitude, personal integrity, and desire to grow personally and professionally
  • Minimum Education: high school diploma
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to speak and write in English
  • Physical fitness and ability to work outside at all times in all weather conditions are required. Duty modifications may be made during specific seasons throughout the year.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.


  • Competitive pay
  • Paid training with pay increases based on successful completion of training
  • Paid holidays after 30 days
  • Sick time accrual
  • 401K after 1000 hrs
  • All PPE safety equipment supplied
  • All tools provided


Old Growth Tree Service was founded in 2016 and we have experienced exponential growth each year since then. We strive each day to raise the standards of the arboriculture industry by providing an experience that goes above and beyond expectations for both our customers and employees. We have built our business around these Core Values that guide our every action and decision:

  • Integrity – We live in accordance with our deepest values, we are honest with everyone,  and always keep our word. We are genuine.
  • Respect – We treat each other and our customers with kindness, respect, and sensitivity.  We value everyone’s contributions in all aspects of the business. We check our egos at  the door.
  • Teamwork – One dream, one team. We recognize and support each other’s talents. We  all have a part to play. By working together, we can achieve exceptional results.
  • Training & Knowledge – We support all Old Growth Tree Service employees with any  training necessary so they can perform their job safely, efficiently and with confidence.
  • Quality & Customer Service – We have a passion for understanding and exceeding our  customers’ expectations. We deliver quality and excellence in all that we do.


Are you ready to develop your roots here in the Eagle Valley with a company that values you? If you are looking to kick-start a fulfilling, exciting, challenging – but rewarding career at a company that will support your personal and professional growth, please send a resume and cover letter to And if you don’t have a resume, don’t worry, just shoot us an email or call 970-401-0274.

THANK YOU for looking!

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